Steps to Admissions for International Students

Piedmont International University celebrates diversity and welcomes international students. Throughout our history, students representing 83 countries have studied on our campus and online.  An international student is defined as a student who holds citizenship exclusively outside of the United States. Follow the steps below to submit your information.

Undergraduate International Students

Undergraduate international students may select from both online and residential degree offerings.

Steps to apply

  • Submit an application.
  • Submit a testimonial essay to admissions@piedmontu.edu. The 250 word essay should include such aspects as your personal relationship with Jesus Christ, what you are learning through your personal devotions and why you desire to attend PIU.
  • Email to admissions@piedmontu.edu the name, phone number and email address of two non-relative references. References should be professional, academic or pastoral in nature. A request will be sent on your behalf for letters of recommendation.
  • Request that official final transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended be submitted by the institutions to our Office of Admissions.  World Education Services evaluations are required for international transcripts.
  • Standardized Test Scores – Request that official ACT or SAT scores be submitted. Our ACT code is 3142. Our SAT code is 5555.
  • Submit your official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to Piedmont. Our TOEFL school code is 5555. The minimum score for admittance is a paper-based score of 500, computer-based score of 173, or internet-based score of 61.
  • Email a current headshot photograph in JPEG format to admissions@piedmontu.edu.

Acceptance is contingent upon the following:

  • All admissions entry requirements have been satisfied.
  • PIU has received on deposit the funds in US dollars to cover the cost of the first year of study – tuition, fees, room and board.
  • PIU has received acceptable documentation confirming availability of funds for books, personal expenses and future semesters of study.

 

Graduate International Students

Graduate students are welcome and may only study online at this time.

Steps to apply

  • Submit an application.
  • Submit our Autobiographical Essay as an email attachment to admissions@piedmontu.edu. Discuss what has led you to want to be a student in your selected program. Include such aspects as your Christian experience, relevant work/ministry experience, personal and professional interests, and capacity for academic initiative and discipline. Essay should be approximately 500 words in length.
  • Email to admissions@piedmontu.edu the name, phone number, and email address of two non-relative references. References should be professional, academic, or pastoral in nature. A request will be sent for letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Request that official final transcripts from all previous schools attended be submitted by the institutions to our Office of Admissions.  World Education Services evaluations are required for international transcripts.
  • Submit your official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to Piedmont. Our TOEFL school code is 5555. The minimum score for admittance is a paper-based score of 500, computer-based score of 173, or internet-based score of 61.
  • Email a current headshot photograph in JPEG format to admissions@piedmontu.edu.
  • Program-specific requirements also apply

 Acceptance is contingent upon the following:

  • All admissions entry requirements have been satisfied.
  • PIU has received on deposit the funds in US dollars to cover the cost of the first year of study – tuition and fees.
  • PIU has received acceptable documentation confirming availability of funds for books, living expenses and future semesters of study.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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